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03/16/15
March 16 2015
Filed under: General
Posted by: @ 8:35 pm
Updates
Jason picked up 809 gallons at 2:30pm today from the Harmon Tanks.  2.2% for 20.7 gallons of syrup.    The pump couldn’t suck all of the sap out of tank since it’s too level.  Pump worked great and no leaks.  All sap is going into the one tank yet so if the sap starts flowing harder we will need to open the other tank valve.   This is in addition to the 268  gallons from the home woods on Saturday (5.6 gallons syrup) so we are up to 26.36 gallons. 
Needed   
Prop up the far side of the tank with some more boards so the pump can remove all of the sap. I believe there are a few boards there now but we should take down a couple more to be sure. This will probably take 3 or 4 people   I bought a new valve for the pump valve (current one has a broken handle) for $24 at Fleet Farm tonite.  We can replace that this weekend. 
Tap remaining blue bags (about 20)
We also need to start bottling syrup so hopefully we can do that this coming weekend.  The only item left with more than 10 bottles are the plastic pints.   Plastic and glass gallons and plastic 1/2 gallons are gone.
I’ve added the sap collection onto the google docs spreadsheet since Jim’s computer didn’t load the spreadheets for some reason. If you want to check the sap report just go to the google docs spreadsheet. 
Bruce is off this week and I’m taking off from work at 3:30 thursday to help pickup the bag sap if needed and all day Friday.   If anyone can take off a day or so early next week to help let us know.  If the weather is okay I’ll plan to take off Thursday and Friday next week. 
The cold front came today to save the syrup season. 

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